Monthly Archives: July 2006

Mexican Election: Let’s Compare Notes

So what’s up in Mexico? Let’s check the NYTimes–all the news that’s fit to print. Ginger Thompson and James McKinley, Jr. have an interesting story. It seems that the leftist candidate is irresponsibly throwing around charges of election fraud. So … Continue reading

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Two roads diverged in a wood…

… and Mexico took the road less traveled by. At least, less traveled by the U.S. Below: A very large gathering of AMLO supporters–280,000 by official estimates–from La Jornada. National mobilization called for this Wednesday. Thanks to Lambert for the … Continue reading

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Uneven American Reporting on Mexico

I won’t be the first to complain about the state of American journalism, especially reporting on foreign affairs. But I’m getting tired of the lazy job some–not all–writers are doing. Compare, for instance, today’s updates on the Mexican presidential campaign … Continue reading

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Waiting for the other shoe to drop

As expected the final word from the Mexican electoral commission’s recount of precinct summaries found Calderon the winner by the razor thin margin of 0.58%. Look for a big, big, big rally Saturday around 5 PM in Mexico City in … Continue reading

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Calderon squeaks ahead for now

With most of the precinct-by-precinct count finished, the conservative candidate is now ahead by a mere 0.39%, according to La Jornada. Lopez Obrador (a.k.a. AMLO) held a press conference this morning to say he will contest the count before the … Continue reading

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Americanization of Mexican Elections?

New developments in Mexico’s presidential election, but still no winner declared. On Monday the Federal Election Commission clarified the preliminary count noting that several hundred thousand votes has not been counted toward the totals, although the precincts they came from … Continue reading

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Mexican Election Watch

For those of you waiting for information on the “too close to call” Mexican presidential election, as of Monday morning 10:10 AM the count is 36.4% for PAN and 35.41% for the PRD coalition. With 96.71% of the vote counted … Continue reading

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